SPO4 Juan is PNP Model Family in R1

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“To be nominated in the Search for PNP Model Families is already an honor for the uniformed police officers who risk their lives to protect and serve the community.” Regional Director Evangeline R. Almirante of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) emphasized this during the on-site validation conducted by the Regional Search Committee (RSC). She commended the nominees for uplifting the image of police officers as family person and partner in community development.

The Search highlights family values, work ethics, and involvement in activities that promote positive changes in the community. It advocates the capability of police officers as partners in maintaining peace and order towards a more progressive socioeconomic system. It is open to all uniformed members of the PNP with legitimate or legally adopted child/children, legally married and living together with his/her spouse for at least five (5) years, and has been in the police service for at least five (5) years at the time of the Search.

After much deliberation, SPO4 Dennis A. Juan and his family stood out as the PNP Model Family of Region 1 having ranked first among six (6) nominees. The other nominees were: SPO4 Erlinda Gagaoin of La Union; PO3 Ador Puntalba and SPO2 Emma Ruth Apostol of Pangasinan; SPO4 Myrna Almadrigo and SPO4 Cesar Ramos of Ilocos Norte.

SPO4 Juan is currently assigned at Ilocos Norte PNP Provincial Office (INPPO) and is regarded by his colleagues as a soft-spoken and generous person. His family exhibited the characteristics befitting a model family. One of their advantages is the community outreach program they initiated as a family which has been sustained for 17 years. Their three (3) children would save money from their allowances to be used in buying school supplies for a group of pupils in their area. They aim to do this until the selected pupils graduate from 6th Grade. Their children also stated that when they finish school, they will continue what their parents have started.

Each nominated family were rated based on: how the parents share their responsibilities in raising their children; how they show their respect for one another in the family; how they uphold moral principles; and how they are able to bring about better change in their community.

Members of the RSC interviewed the nominees and their family, their superiors and co-workers, neighbors, pastors/ priests and local officials to assess which family will be nominated at the national level to vie for the title PNP Model Family.

The RSC is chaired by Ms. Geraldine Ortega of La Union Vibrant Women, Inc., with members composed of representatives from the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine National Police (PNP) and St. John Bosco College of Northern Luzon.

Members of the committee conducted the on-site validation on May 8, 2017 for La Union; May 10-11, 2017 for Ilocos Norte; and May 15-16, 2017 for Pangasinan.

All the Regional nominees will be awarded in the culmination of the National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) this coming’ September 2017.

- Nicolette May O. Amon

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Regional Peace and Order Council (POC) Performance Audit for CY 2023

The Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 1 is currently conducting the Regional Peace and Order Council (POC) Performance Audit for CY 2023 today, 09 June 2023, at the DILG RO1 Training Hall.

In his message, OIC-ARD Paulino G. Lalata, Jr., CESO V thanked the members of the POC Audit Regional Assessment Team (RAT) for attending their attendance and contributions during the activity.

The RAT is composed of representatives from the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), and National Chaplains of the Philippines.

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JUNE 7, 2023 | DILG R1 through the Project Development and Management Unit (PDMU) led by Engr. Sharwyn M. Sangel, EnP conducted a Refresher-Workshop on the enrolment of LGU Infrastructure Projects in the SubayBayan System in line with the implementation of RLIP 2023.

RBME of LGU Infrastructure Projects (RLIP) is now on its second year of enactment and aims to measure the performance of LGUs in the implementation of infrastructure projects under the full devolved system of governance.

The activity was held via virtual platform and was attended by over 350 LGU Functionaries, members of LPMCs and representatives of Provincial Governments, Cities and Municipalities of Region 1. DILG Provincial and Field Officers also graced the activity.

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DILG Region 1 launches today the Halina't Magtanim ng Prutas at Gulay (HAPAG) sa Barangay Project

June 5, 2023 || Happening now at DILG Region 1

DILG Region 1 launches today the Halina't Magtanim ng Prutas at Gulay (HAPAG) sa Barangay Project at the DILG R1 Conference Hall and via the zoom platform to support the advocacy of the department in increasing public awareness and promoting active community participation to achieve sustainable agriculture in the country.
Lead by Regional Director Agnes A. De Leon, and OIC-ARD Paulino Lalata Jr., this event is being participated by DILG provincial directors, division chiefs, field officers, regional and provincial personnel, barangay officials and stakeholders.

HAPAG Regional Focal Person Diosdado D. Mendoza discussed the background of the project while David John T. Rondal, Agriculturist II of Department of Agriculture-Region 1 shared the Alternative Methods of Vegetable Gardening.

The next part of today’s activity is the Simultaneous Gardening/Harvesting by DILG Regional Office, Provincial Offices, Field Offices and local government units in the region.

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Unveiling of the Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2023-2028

RD Agnes A. De Leon, CESO V together with other Regional Development Council (RDC) I officials witnessed the unveiling of the Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2023-2028 during NEDA RO1’s Knowledge Management (KM) Fiesta held at Hotel Ariana, Bauang, La Union on May 30, 2023.

The RDC I Officials pledged their support to the RDP in attaining a REsilient, All-Inclusive, Competitive, and Healthy (REACH) Region 1 towards a Matatag, Maginhawa, at Panatag na Buhay.
Meanwhile, the DILG-Saint Louis College (SLC) Consortium entitled “Management Course for Local Officials and Functionaries in Region 1” was selected among many entries for the Knowledge Sharing Session. Said session aims to showcase best practices of regional line agencies, local government units, and private sectors on existing innovations, their contribution to the attainment of KM and to the socio-economic development of the region. Mr. Christopher Maynes II, the Program Head, Master in Public Administration, School of Advanced Studies of SLC presented the consortium.

“We are one with NEDA in enhancing knowledge transfer and innovation through Communities of Practice. This DILG-SLC Consortium is our strategic way of capacitating our LGU officials, functionaries, and other interested students. Our deepest gratitude to NEDA for selecting this consortium to be presented today,” RD De Leon, CESO V said.

The KM Fiesta 2023 with the theme: “Sinnaranay: Enhancing Knowledge Transfer and Innovation through Communities of Practice (COP)” is now in its 3rd year of showcasing and appreciating the significance of KM in advancing socioeconomic development.

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Over 12k runners joined the BIDA Fun Run in Region 1

Over 12,000 participants from various sectors in the entire Ilocos Region joined the Buhay Ingatan, Droga Ayawan (BIDA) Bayanihan ng Mamamayan Fun Run in Dagupan City on April 30, 2023.
Secretary Benjamin C. Abalos, Jr., led the runners in an effort to encourage the public especially the youth to be physically fit and participate in productive endeavors to avoid getting involved in illegal drug activities.
“The main purpose of the BIDA Fun Run is not the activity itself. Simula lang po ang BIDA. Ang totoong mithiin ay ang pagpapatuloy ng kampanya ng mga LGUs even after the event has passed” said Secretary Abalos in his message during the opening ceremony of the fun run.

After the fun run, Secretary Abalos together with his Undersecretaries and Assistant Secretaries, Region 1 Directors of DILG, PNP, BJMP, PDEA, BFP, PIA and Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez, received the local media in a press conference to further highlight the BIDA Program campaign and provide clarifications on some local issues. An interfacing activity with the local chief executives in Pangasinan followed the press conference.

Other noteworthy activities that took place in the afternoon were the City Jail visitation and the groundbreaking ceremony of the Rehabilitation of Slope Protection Project under the Financial Assistance to Local Government Unit (FALGU) in the municipality of Sta. Barbara.

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